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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Strange Days Indeed

I haven’t made any posts recently (if anyone's noticed) because these are strange days and I’ve been occupied with other things. Depending on your personal philosophical leanings, you might interpret things differently, but also remember that as a reader you are an outside observer, and things look different from the inside.

I don’t believe in coincidence. Everything is connected. And sometimes all that you can do is Trust the Universe. If you’re a student of Quantum Physics you’ll understand how everything is connected and seemingly unrelated events can have an effect on each other, and not everything is as it appears. Also, merely observing an event can effect that event.

Right now there’s a big wind blowing, and it’s surrounding me, a friend of mine, and some others who have been sucked into the vortex. I fear the storm isn’t over, and right now I’m just waiting to see what falls out in the end. I have little control over events as they happen. I do feel that good will come of this, but in what form I do not know. Trust the Universe.

There are too many things going on at once, “weird” things. Some might call it coincidence when the same thing happens twice, but what about a third time? And how about when other things happen at the same time, as if they’re attracted to the preceding events? I don’t call it coincidence. The Universe is acting in ways that I don’t yet understand. But if we’re not careful and observant, we might miss the answer when it appears. I’m waiting, and watching.

So how does all this mumbo-jumbo relate to business? In business we try to control things; our processes, our employees, our suppliers. Sometimes we try to control things too much. We often don’t understand what is happing at certain times, but we feel the need to do something, to act, to control. During these strange and confusing times, sometimes the best thing to do is just sit back, watch, and see what comes out in the end. You can’t control everything. Your employees have personal lives that affect their work, and many times you have multiple employees, or even entire groups of people, who have personal issues that are affecting their work. Add your suppliers, customers, and everyone else to the mix and the issues grow. You can’t control all of that, and if you try the results are often disastrous. So just sit back, wait, guide things when you can, and see what falls out of the storm at the end. You might find that what comes out is better than anything you could have planned or could have done on your own if you tried. Trust the Universe.


Claire "BlogAngel" Raikes said...

Hi Steve
Rugby, Universal Laws and a place in one of your Blogrolls (big thanks) - you have a new subscriber here!

Would have commented on the Martin Johnson post, but as I'm Welsh, there's really nothing to say! :o)

Steve said...

Thanks for reading and subscribing. Strange days still going on, so I haven't been posting as often as I should. I'll get back to it soon, though, so stay tuned.....